Weekly Wrap-Up: October 20-24

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6 startup challenges answered at Mix N' Mentor Beirut

Startup challenges answered at Mix N Mentor BeirutWe recently held our second Mix N' Mentor event in Beirut - this time with a brand new format. The space was buzzing with entrepreneurs, leading mentors, and industry experts and by the end of the day, these 6 main challenges had been addressed

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LINE readies for a $28 billion IPO; could it overtake Whatsapp in the Arab world?

LINE readies itself for an IPOLINE is a text messaging service, which offers, like many others, both calls and group chats. Younger than Twitter and Whatsapp, the Japenese messaging service is quickly gaining momentum; now, it's about to go public. Wamda's managing editor Maya has all the details.

Why Nextly, now open to the public, stands to revolutionize content sharing

Nextly open to publicNow that Google Reader is no longer an option, curating content online is often a fragmented experience to say the least. This is where Nextly comes in; here's how this startup could change the way you browse content online. 

Why the best startups look like bad ideas

Why the best startups look like bad ideasSome of the most successful startups stem from "good ideas that look like bad ideas". Here are Andreessen Horowitz investor Chris Dixon's four characteristics of a bad idea/good startup.

Zain Jordan partners with Wamda to support startups through Corporate Entrepreneurship Responsibility

Zain partners with WamdaWe're thrilled to announce our partnership with telecom Zain Jordan on Corporate Entrepreneurship Responsibility (CER). Find out more on CER and what our partnership with Zain means.

On-the-ground details on the closure of Yahoo's Egypt office

Yahoo closes in EgyptYesterday, Yahoo! announced that it is shutting down its operations in Egypt. The company will continue to operate in Amman and Dubai, but we wanted to better understand what brought about their decision to close up shop in Cairo. Here's what our sources on the ground had to say.

How a startup goes from idea to IPO [Infographic]

Startup fundingIf you're just about to launch your own startup, understanding investment jargon and identifying the different types of funding and stages can get understandably tricky. This infographic walks us through a hypothetical startup as it goes from idea to IPO.

4 questions we'd like to see answered at Webit, the tech conference in Istanbul

WebitThis year, the Webit conference looks like it's getting ready for its biggest event so far- and we're certainly looking forward to it! Here are 4 things we expect to be discussed (we still have a few free tickets for WamdaCard members!)

Lebanese entrepreneurs debut musical tuner app from China

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4 issues the sharing economy could solve in the Arab world

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5 qualities to look for in a co-founder

Qualities to look for in a cofounderThere are many reasons whay a solo entrepreneur could look for a cofounder. But what should you focus on in your search? Here are 5 qualities we think are important when searching for the right cofounder.


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